Houses One of The Finest Collections of Art in Florida
The Ringling Museum of Art, formerly Sarasota, Florida’s John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art was built by John-Ringling to house his personal collection of masterpieces, the museum features paintings and sculptures by European, American and Asian Old Masters, including Rubens, van Dyck, Gainsborough and more.
Admission to The Ringling Museum of Art is always FREE on Mondays!
The Ringling’s grounds and gardens are also treated and cherished as works of art. The Ringling Ca d’Zan mansion was home to John and Mable Ringling. The 36,000-square-foot mansion reflects the splendor and romance of Italy. The five-story structure features 56 rooms and 15 bathrooms. Six self-guided tours are offered each day and require a separate admission fee.
Bolger Playspace is a playground with slides, a three-story playhouse, climbing ladders, swings and a water park where children can control the flow of water! This new playspace is located near the Banyan Restaurant and the Circus Museum. Take a kid-friendly themed itinerary of family fun ways to explore The Ringling Museum complex.
Bolger Playspace, Bayfront Gardens, and grounds are always free!
Tours of The Ringling Circus Museum and The Ringling Ca d’Zan require admission. Docent-led garden tours of the Courtyard and Renaissance-Style gardens are offered seasonally and must be purchased 24-hours in advance. Call The Ringling for reservations and additional information.
Check Must Do’s Events calendar for special events at The Ringling Museum of Art, The Ringling Circus Museum and The Ringling Ca d’Zan.
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The Ringling Museum is a proud participant of the Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission to active-duty military personnel, including National Guard and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.